DIY Project : Build Your Own Tipsy Pots Planter
Surely by now you have seen those nifty tipsy-pots planters in the gardening magazines and on the Internet. I think they are great and made one last spring, then added a few summer flowers to it as the season progressed. But now it was time for a Fall overhaul! Since I was redoing the plantings, I decided to take the whole thing apart and show the steps so you can make one, too.
To get started, you’ll need:
- four clay pots (mine were the same size, but experiment with what you have!) and a large clay pot for the bottom
- 2 bricks
- a finial (bought or homemade)
- a 4 foot (or longer) piece of rebar
- Moisture Control potting mix (or any mix with water retention beads added – you don’t want to water every five minutes!)
- a selection of plants (I used 4 small mums, 6 yellow pansies, 1 curry plant, and 1 plectranthus , plus I kept some of the creeping jenny that was already there)
Now follow the picture directions below and have fun making your own variation!
The color of your pot does not fit to your flower plant; why not change it to violet instead of red.
Well, Ira, what I had on hand was my clay pots which I think go with any color flowers. I am not so much a matchy-matchy type person either! Painted pots are pretty too, but I prefer mine to be natural. Thanks for writing!